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welcome to. it's good to have you with us. one day away from electing its next president the largest muslim nation in the world needs to decide between president your daughter oh and. bold faced off against each other. and this time around both try to appeal to conservative voters what instance those vice presidential pick. and. so how crucial will be in this election.
in jakarta. more muslims call indonesia home and than any other country on earth. now the young democracy is at a crossroads as its tradition of religious tolerance is put to the test by this year's election it's just might the tensions indonesians are excited to go to the polls. show me the most important thing the security without chaos to choose a president who carries out the people's will. no one should. i hope people carry out their duties and go to the polls i appeal to the people of indonesia to go to their local polling station and nobody should not fight. but this coming election has important because one vote can determine the fate of the nation. this year islamic identity has been at the center of how candidates compete especially in the conversation taking place behind the scenes
president joko widodo and his sole competitor. ran against each other five years ago but this election is much more than just a rematch in the last few years islamist groups that used to be considered fringe have come into the mainstream and this election will be a test of how much religion based politics has come to shape indonesia election watchers say religion has played a central role in the campaign the president has been attacked by conservative opponents for not being muslim enough. real muslim. is. or. can be the leader of. the discussable the islamic being a basis to that's the profile and got a statistic and. some activists are unhappy with both of their options for president they say the entire system is corrupt that's given rise to
a small but vocal protest movement called cya go put or i'm not voting that's refusing to go to the polls we are so divided. we no longer trust our neighbor we have you for a. political option and we refuse we simply don't do not press those who have a different political choice. for those who do vote their choice may well determine whether the country's traditional religious freedom will be overpowered by the rise of islamic groups and lead indonesia down the road of religious intolerance. for more let's head to jakarta and its you know graph from an indonesian service is following developments for us and it's good to see you now both presidential candidates have tried to reach out to conservative islamic voters is it fair to say that in the end it could be islam that's the deciding factor in this election.
but islam surely plays major role in this election and both candidates try to get more votes by. showing they are. mr. true sir mr michael so i mean this is from his first adventure candidates he left mr problems should be ended with no other choice other than seeking support from radical islamic groups. i only used to us both of the candidates has very moderate religious fuz. very secular political tradition when mr joey due to won the last election he still to this cabinet with women and and radical islamic groups that calls for sharia law to replace into democracy and the same goes to probably comes from very christian here then what has happened in five years of drug or doubles rule that political islam is placed as an important role
in the elections this time round. well i think the root of the conflict lies long time ago it has been a long standing struggle between modernise and traditional islam since the fall of soeharto in ninety ninety eight both of the both groups tried to influence indonesia's politics. lection. in two thousand and four and two thousand and nine day failed to try to do dat and but they came to momentum in two thousand and fourteen when radical islamist groups use mr joko allegedly like office let me credentials to attack him and those force him to seek political. support from the lama for example a large islamic organization which is the moderate in terms of their islamic teachings but also very very conservative in terms of individual rights and
freedoms they think possible how important is this issue amongst ordinary voters. well for many i think economy still plays major all still far more far more important thing to decide election but there are many many people who are things. really just ideology off their president important. election of the christian governor in two thousand and fourteen inject how does just that's only hardened disaggregation and segmentation of society not many people things that. the leaders should be in line with their own ideology right of self religion and also politic you know from indonesia service speak to god i thank you so much for that. to afghanistan next where renewed hostilities between the taliban and the government have broken out following the start of the taliban's spring offensive
the offensive was announced over the weekend in the midst of an ongoing or for peace with the united states the fresh fighting is a further blow to a country that's already struggling to recover from decades of war and where victims of past conflicts are still paying the price. it's early morning in kabul and cher killam was a furry has two kilometers to go on crutches she can't afford a taxi she lost a leg when she stepped on a mine no weapons allowed here at this rehabilitation center for victims of the violence in afghanistan. in the winter there's snow and mud to deal with already fell twice this morning but i need to come for the treatment things worse and when i don't. have the ali about orthopedic center is the only one in afghanistan that offers long term care to mine victims wounded soldiers and those injured in attacks after forty years of war in terror there are more minds still
buried in afghanistan than in any other country children are most often injured by them. shaquille is remaining leg is overburdened in giving her trouble she keyless parents were reluctant to let their daughter be filmed like this for a long time a disabled woman in afghanistan is a major stigma. the memory of the moment when the mine exploded and i lost my leg i just can't forget it. when it happened i thought it's all over. my mother recently became seriously ill and i feel ashamed that i can no longer help her out. that christy caesar manufactured here and patients come for them from far and wide. the afghan state can barely help its disabled make a new start in life. but at least everyone is given
a new leg to stand on. shaquille that plays basketball and she's good at it her team is already twice taken part in the asian para games. so my confidence has returned through sports now i sometimes think i'm a pretty good athlete of course i know that's not true but it feels good. that. shaquille goes to the clinic twice a week she knows that despite all the hardships she's lucky to live in kabul where the clinic is located and she has recently decided on her future career she'd like to become a physiotherapist. to south korea next where citizens turn are you on the first of january every yeah this is irrespective of what one's for but also babies are considered to be one
year old at birth now it's when you're born the thirty first of december and the confusion really begins you know someone is celebrating one hundred days since have passed but here in south korea she's already cine years old she was born when she was born on new year's eve a few hours later she was another. when i let my friends know that our daughter was born on december thirty first. some of my playful friends joked about my baby becoming two years old only hours after her birth. being in that situation i didn't know whether to laugh or cry. while south koreans are accustomed to this unusual method of age calculation many critics say the tradition is out of date you know make a one two home and started a campaign to abolish it. there are
a number of ways of counting age in our country. people find it so confusing. there are at least four different ways of counting a. south korea is the only country in the world that doesn't like this you would argue that there are no insults mother says this system puts her daughter at a disadvantage. if she cannot flip herself and like other babies who were born earlier in the same year when she starts going to a daycare center there will be a vast difference between our child and the out there is in terms of physical and intellectual gross then yet her hands out actually concerns that little human so is blissfully unaware of at least for now. more sources on our website that's. on facebook as well. today we're living with pictures from south china where spring
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